New York City is full of free business resources. Did you know that you can get free business advise from fortune 1000 companies, work with an attorney on your legal matters for free, reserve free meeting spaces and get access to a free business/technology education. Here are 5 free NYC business resources that can help you grow.
Get business advice from advisors at fortune 1000 companies: NYPACE connects New York City small business owners with 2-5 business advisors from some of the largest companies on the planet to work on and accomplish specific business projects. Projects can include things like, financial analysis, business plan development, marketing material design and composition, human resources planning and much more.
Work with an attorney on your legal matters for free
Start Small Think Big connects New York City small business owners with attorneys to work on a number of legal matters, such as preparing and reviewing contracts, reviewing commercial leases and protecting your work with trademarks and copyrights.
Reserve free meeting spaces
NYC’s largest business library, SIBI, provides free meeting rooms for business owners in NYC. If you have a group of 2-10 people and need a private meeting space for a few hours this is a great resource. You can find out more about the meeting rooms and reserve a few hours here.
Get access to a free business/technology education:
With a NYC library card you can get access to the entire Lynda.com library of over 130,000 instructional videos on a variety of topics including business, design, web development, multimedia skills and software that can help you accomplish your goals. Participating libraries are New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library
Learn the Business of retail with Macy’s:
If you are a minority or women owned business, Macy’s wants to do business with you. Macy’s rolled out a training program for minority and women owned vendors called ‘The Workshop’. In this program, Participants learn the business of retail and some will be able to sell their products to Macy’s. Find out more here